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National Foundation for Australian Women: Contains biographical data about Australian women and their organisations, with hyper-links to the archival repositories and libraries where their records are held and to other sources of information. Women and women's organisations are listed alphabetically. Searching is also available by functional classification.
Australian National Dictionary Centre: A useful site containing information on the history and meanings of many Australian words. Includes words adopted from the various Aboriginal languages, as well as those originating on the goldfields or in the military or through immigration to Australia.
Thomson Gale: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.
: The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, and includes all the data previously available in this Bibliography. The BBIH aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
Cambridge University: Digitised papers of the Board of Longitude through the eighteenth century until its abolition in 1828. These papers throw a vivid light on the role of the British state in encouraging invention and discovery, on the energetic culture of technical ingenuity in the long eighteenth century, and on many aspects of exploration and maritime travel in the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. As well as the fully digitised versions of the complete archive and associated materials, included are contextual essays, video, educational resources and hundreds of links through to relevant objects in the National Maritime Museum's online collections.
H.W. Wilson: Book Review Digest, is a bibliographic database that cites and provides excerpts of reviews of current fiction and nonfiction books for children, young adults and adults. Has coverage of many subject areas, including the humanities and social sciences, foreign language reviews, and narrow and specialized subjects. An abstract of each book is also provided. Periodical coverage includes leading magazines from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Contains over 2 million reviews, including full text reviews. Reviews of textbooks, government publications, and technical books in the law and sciences are excluded. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
R. R. Bowker: Comprehensive database of worldwide English language book, audiobook, and video titles. Also contains books out of print, the full Publishers Authority Database, bestseller database (spanning over 100 years) and a database of author biographies.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
Hakubunkan: A Japanese literary and historical journal published from 1895-1912 by Hakubunkan. Contains articles on Japanese performing arts, cultural history and literature. The site provides full text and images of all issues, and also searchable access (although not full text) to the journals 'Taiyo' and 'Daiichi koto gakko koyukai zasshi'.
Collections Australia Network: The Collections Australia Network (CAN) superseded AMOL: Australian Museums and Galleries Online. It is intended to be the public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.
A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.
Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service